It was a long haul, but we hosted a lot of wonderful programs of art + music over the ten years leading up to the backhoes arriving to begin construction. We got folks to come out to the Conservatory and imagine the potential of what might be.
The Friends’ work at Conservatory over the last 10 years flipped, in productive ways, the 1% for art model—asking what would happen if not only the last, but the first, 1-2%, even 10% … Read More
Monica Lee, artist-in-residence at Ruth’s Table (Bethany Senior Center), has been a professional photographer in San Francisco for 30 years. Her works, including three books, have been published nationally and internationally. Most recently, Monica has devoted her time to her life-long passion for making art. She has been influenced all her life by her 90-year-old father who can always be found making and building things. She has taught dozens of craft workshops in the Bay Area with participants ages 2-99 and focuses on … Read More
The Original Invite from 2002:
Ambulatory Gambit is a collaborative game and artwork designed by Lee Walton and company to guide an exploratory journey through the neighborhood surrounding Sunnyside Conservatory. Using a friendly game of pick-up chess to initiate a series of local forays and activities, Ambulatory Gambit will allow us to look at our neighborhood and urban world anew. Join in and find yourself with others performing the city in miniature—a network of individuals orchestrating the intricate patterns and … Read More